Recipes: Entrées – Poultry

Tagine Lemon Chicken

Tagine, also spelled tajine, refers to both a vessel and the type of stew that it creates. This cooking method is from North Africa and is truly Moroccan-style cooking. The vessel’s shape is for conserving moisture and intensifying flavor. Steam condenses on the walls of the tagine and returns moisture droplets back down into the stew. To cook this chicken dish, a tagine is not entirely necessary. A Dutch oven or stockpot will work well. Even a crockpot will do nicely. The secret is low heat and prolonged cooking—a very healthy method of ensuring tenderness and spectacular flavor. This recipe is loaded with healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory spices. Enjoy!